SEV Biblia, Chapter 8:1 Â¶ Entonces juntó Salomón los ancianos de Israel, y a todas las cabezas de las tribus, y a los príncipes de las familias de los hijos de Israel, al rey Salomón en Jerusalén para traer el arca del pacto del SEÑOR de la ciudad de David, que es Sion.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 8:1 Verse 1. Then Solomon assembled] It has already been observed that Solomon deferred the dedication of the temple to the following year after it was finished, because that year, according to Archbishop Usher, was a jubilee. "This," he observes, "was the ninth jubilee, opening the fourth millenary of the world, or A.M. 3001, wherein Solomon with great magnificence celebrated the dedication of the temple seven days, and the feast of tabernacles other seven days; and the celebration of the eighth day of tabernacles being finished, upon the twenty-third day of the seventh month the people were dismissed every man to his home. The eighth day of the seventh month, viz., the thirtieth of our October, being Friday, was the first of the seven days of dedication; on the tenth day, Saturday, November 1, was the fast of expiation or atonement held; whereon, according to the Levitical law, the jubilee was proclaimed by sound of trumpet. The fifteenth day, Friday, November 6, was the feast of tabernacles; the twenty-second, November 13, being also Friday, was the feast of tabernacles, which was always very solemnly kept, 2 Chron. vii. 9; Lev. xxiii. 36; John vii. 37; and the day following, November 14, being our Saturday, when the Sabbath was ended, the people returned home.
"In the thirteenth year after the temple was built, Solomon made an end also of building his own house, having spent full twenty years upon both of them; seven and a half upon the temple, and thirteen or twelve and a half upon his own." - Usher's Annals, sub. A.M. 3001.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel , etc.] The judges in the several cities, or senators of the great sanhedrim, as others; though it is a question whether as yet there was such a court: and all the heads of the tribes ; the princes of the twelve tribes: the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel ; the principal men of the ancient families in every tribe: unto King Solomon in Jerusalem ; these he summoned together to himself there where the temple was built: that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of the city of David, which is Zion ; whither David brought it, when he had taken that fort, so called, and dwelt in it; and from this mountain Solomon proposed to bring it up to the temple, on a higher mountain, Moriah, not far from one another.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-11 - The bringing in the ark, is the end which must crown the work: this wa done with great solemnity. The ark was fixed in the place appointed for its rest in the inner part of the house, whence they expected God to speak to them, even in the most holy place. The staves of the ark wer drawn out, so as to direct the high priest to the mercy-seat over the ark, when he went in, once a year, to sprinkle the blood there; so tha they continued of use, though there was no longer occasion to carry it by them. The glory of God appearing in a cloud may signify, 1. The darkness of that dispensation, in comparison with the light of the gospel, by which, with open face, we behold, as in a glass, the glor of the Lord. 2. The darkness of our present state, in comparison with the sight of God, which will be the happiness of heaven, where the Divine glory is unveiled.
Original Hebrew אז 227 יקהל 6950 שׁלמה 8010 את 853 זקני 2205 ישׂראל 3478 את 853 כל 3605 ראשׁי 7218 המטות 4294 נשׂיאי 5387 האבות 1 לבני 1121 ישׂראל 3478 אל 413 המלך 4428 שׁלמה 8010 ירושׁלם 3389 להעלות 5927 את 853 ארון 727 ברית 1285 יהוה 3068 מעיר 5892 דוד 1732 היא 1931 ציון׃ 6726